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Costa coffeePartnership Of Business, Retailers & Suppliers Announce Manifesto To Increase The Recovery And Recycling Of Paper Cups

The Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) and Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) have launched an industry-wide Manifesto with the objective of significantly increasing paper cup recovery and recycling rates by 2020.

The Manifesto has more than 30 signatories, representing each stage of the paper cup supply chain from raw material suppliers, cup manufacturers and retail high street brands to waste and recovery operators and paper reprocessors.

Defra has recognised the Manifesto and views it as a welcome example of industry working together.

Mark Pawsey MP, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Packaging, who has been closely involved in the development of the Manifesto and formally launched the initiative at the QEII conference centre in Westminster, said:

“I’m encouraged to see industry working so closely together to find and implement solutions for recovering and recycling paper cups.”

The Manifesto provides a public commitment from supporters and signatories to work collaboratively to increase access to information, schemes and facilities that enable used paper cups to be sustainably recovered and recycled.

The Manifesto pledges that: “The paper cup supply chain agrees to work together to ensure paper cups are designed, used, disposed of and collected to maximise the opportunities for recycling by further investment and funding of recycling, disposal and collection projects.”

Neil Whittall, chairman of the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group said:

“Whilst previous work has given a good insight into what is required it is recognised that it is only through an increased industry collaboration that the pace of change can be increased to meet the challenge that has been set out. We are grateful for the recognition and support that Defra has given the project, and to all the supporters and signatories who will make this happen.”

The following confirm their agreement to the Manifesto:

4 Aces Ltd
Baxter Storey
Benders Paper Cups
Bio bean
British Plastics Association
British Soft Drinks Association
Bunzl Catering Supplies
Caffe Nero
Clean Up Britain (CLUB)
Costa/ Whitbread Group Plc
Confederation of Paper Industries
James Cropper
Dart Products Europe
DS Smith
First Mile
The Foodservice Packaging Association
Grundon Waste Management
Havi Global Solutions
Huhtamaki UK
Kotkamills Oy
Keep Britain Tidy
Keep Scotland Beautiful
Kent Resource Partnership
Marks and Spencer
Maxabel International
McDonald’s Restaurants
Moto Hospitality
The Packaging Federation
The Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group
Pelican Rouge Coffee Solutions
Pret a Manger
Seda UK
South Cambridgeshire DC and Cambridge City Council
Starbucks Coffee Company
Stora Enso
University of Sheffield Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre
Waitrose/ John Lewis Partnership
Yum! Brands/ KFC

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